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Human Interest
Mustang Makeover Challenge youth trainer, Sevyn Jathnielle, works to strengthen the bond with her mustang.

Local youth work to gentle wild horses

A group of wild horses from the west coast, including California, have been rounded up

Okeechobee's Trail of Hope Rescue has puppies galore

OKEECHOBEE – If you’re in the market for some puppy love, check out the Trail of Hope rescue in Okeechobee.

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America
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Community News

Kitten season is anything but cute for animal shelters

What may sound cute to the general public causes a shudder every year among animal shelter staff across the country.

Florida PSC reminds residents to call 811 before you dig

As you dig into your 2021 DIY projects, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) encourages you to “Call 811 Before you Dig!” April is National Safe Digging Month...

Month of the military child: Support for military kids is critical

During this April’s Month of the Military Child, celebrating and supporting military children is more important than ever.
Schools

IRSC announces new leadership appointments

Indian River State College has made key leadership appointments to advance the areas of technology, finance, student success...

Indian River State College announces fee changes

The Indian River State College (IRSC) District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27,
Government
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record.
On April 1, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) announced the launch of a statewide art contest...
Health
LORHN to host upcoming health workshops

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation and our rural communities, it’s more important now than ever to

Upcoming Alzheimer’s Association program delves into potential of ocular biomarkers

Opinion
Can Social Security benefits be suspended?

National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, Russell Gloor, answers questions about Social Security benefits.

Social Security Matters

Weather

Eta was rare November surprise for South & SW Florida and the Keys

Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...

Nation & World

AP PHOTOS: From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies Gagarin

MOSCOW (AP) — From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the …

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground …

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz …

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once again. Last year, the …
State

Woman fatally struck by bullet as neighbor's gun discharges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally shot in the head when her neighbor's gun discharged as he was cleaning it a short distance from her home, sheriff's officials said. The …

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of …

Hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a …

Trump : The key to Republican success is more Trumpism

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Staking his claim to the Republican Party, former President Donald Trump is casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future GOP success. In a …